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Financial Times directs White House link to satire site

On November 30, the Financial Times published "Transcript: Bush speech". It appears to be what it says it is, but they also appear to have inserted a sneaky little change in the following paragraph which I've reproduced exactly as it appears at that page. See if you notice what they did:

To achieve victory over such enemies, we are pursuing a comprehensive strategy in Iraq. Americans should have a clear understanding of this strategy - how we look at the war, how we see the enemy, how we define victory, and what we're doing to achieve it. So today, we're releasing a document called the "National Strategy for Victory in Iraq." This is an unclassified version of the strategy we've been pursuing in Iraq, and it is posted on the White House website - whitehouse.gov. I urge all Americans to read it.

If you don't see it, this time run your mouse over the text.

Yes, that's right: they're linking to the satire site whitehouse.org. Bear in mind, I reproduced that link exactly as it appears on their page. I have trouble believing this was not intentional. But, in case they just made a mistake, perhaps something like "Protecting Our Borders: President Announces Bill of Rights for Non-Terrorist Brown Folk Sneaking Into the Nation Of Texas" should have been a tipoff. Bear in mind this is not the first time that ft.com has had fun with links.

Politics · Fri, 12/02/2005 - 23:21 · Importance: 4

Fri, 12/02/2005 - 23:54
Fred Dawes

Oh well.